Visit to the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Last September I went to visit the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, a site of former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp during WW2.

I took this short video during my last video. Emotionally it was difficult for me to film inside the blocks. I mostly captured the outside area. At a personal level this place reminds me of devastating past.

During the war 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz and out of them 1.1 million people were murdered. The number of victims includes 900,000 – 960,000 Jews, 100,000 – 200,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Sinti and Roma people, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and the people belonging to other groups including homosexuals and Jehovah Witnesses. Those not gassed immediately on arrival were murdered via starvation, exhaustion, disease, individual executions, or beatings or medical experiments. The number of people who survived the liberation was only 7,000.

I am sharing this short video here especially for those of you who live far away and probably will never be able to visit this historic site.

The quality of this video is not the best but I hope it will be useful to some of you interested in the history and understanding the past.

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